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Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken during the Jukebox Tour in Merrillville, IN, August 23, 2005
Background information
Birth name Clayton Holmes Grissom
Born November 30, 1978 (1978-11-30) (age 28)
Flag of United States Raleigh, North Carolina USA
Genre(s) Pop
Adult contemporary
Years active 2003—present
Label(s) RCA
Website clayaiken.com

Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop singer who rose to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. RCA Records offered him a recording contract and his debut album Measure of a Man was released in October 2003. Based on album sales, he has become the most successful second-place finisher in that show's history.[1][2] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 322 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Judy Butler Source: http://www. ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary pop music, excluding hip hop, hard rock, and some teen pop music, which is intended for an adult audience. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The first major American popular songwriter, Stephen Foster Even before the birth of recorded music, American popular music had a profound effect on music across the world. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... The second season of American Idol premiered on January 21, 2003 and continued until May 21, 2003. ... Television series redirects here. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... For the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, see The Measure of a Man (TNG episode). ...

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Biography

Early years

Clay Aiken was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a young boy, Aiken sang in the Raleigh Boychoir and as a young adult with a local band, Just By Chance.[3] He attended Raleigh's Leesville Road High School before enrolling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Although his American Idol activities temporarily delayed his academic pursuits, Aiken graduated with a bachelor's degree in special education in December of 2003. He found his interest in special education while directing YMCA children's camps as a teenager; at age 19 he served as a substitute teacher for a classroom of students with autism at Brentwood Elementary School. While attending college in Charlotte he took a part-time job as an assistant to a boy with autism, and it was this child's mother, Diane Bubel, who urged him to audition for American Idol. Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792 Government  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area  - City  115. ... // A Brief History The Raleigh Boychoir was founded in 1968 to give boys aged 8-15 years an opportunity to learn and perform some of the worlds great choral music. ... Leesville Road High School (or Leesville High School, LRHS), which opened its doors in 1993, is a comprehensive public high school in Wake County located at 8409 Leesville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte, or for athletics purposes, Charlotte), is a public, coeducational, research intensive university located in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, is one of sixteen public universities in the University of North Carolina System. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Special education is instruction that is modified or particularized for those students with special needs, such as learning differences, mental health problems, or specific disabilities (physical or developmental). ... This article is about the association. ... Autism is classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Psychological Association as a developmental disability that results from a disorder of the human central nervous system. ...


American Idol

Television viewers' first glimpse of Aiken came during the audition episodes at the beginning of American Idol's second season. The show's judges first saw Aiken as a nerdy type unlikely to be any kind of idol, but they were immediately impressed once he began singing Heatwave's "Always and Forever". The clip of the judges' surprise during this audition performance was replayed many times over the course of the competition. “Nerds” redirects here. ... Heatwave was a popular international R&B/Funk band with Americans Johnnie Wilder, Jr. ...


Aiken made it to the round-of-32, but was cut from the show on his first try, a performance of Journey's "Open Arms". He finished third in his semifinal group of eight behind eventual winner Ruben Studdard and eventual third-place finisher Kimberley Locke. However, during the "wild card" round, Aiken's well-received performance of Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" propelled him into the final 12. Within the first few weeks (aided by a makeover from the show's producers), Aiken and Studdard emerged as the clear favorites of both the judges and the fans. While Aiken was especially noted for his performance of ballads, such as the dramatically-lit rendition of Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire", his upbeat performances, including The Foundations' "Build Me Up Buttercup", were also met with considerable enthusiasm from the voters. Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... Christopher Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978) is an American pop/R&B/gospel singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ... Kimberley Dawn Locke (born January 3, 1978 in Hartsville, Tennessee) is an American adult contemporary pop/R&B singer and plus-size fashion model. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... So Beautiful, 2005 Darren Stanley Hayes (born 8 May 1972, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is a singer-songwriter. ... A makeover is a term applied to changing ones appearance, usually through cosmetics. ... Neil Sedaka 2005 Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. ... The Foundations were a British soul band, active from 1967 to 1970. ...


On 21 May 2003, Aiken came in a close second in the contest, with Studdard winning by a narrow margin--just over 130,000 votes out of more than 24,000,000 votes cast. The result was somewhat controversial as some hypothesized that Idol's voting system was incapable of handling the number of attempted calls, thereby possibly yielding a random result.[4] In an interview prior to the start of the fifth season of American Idol, Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe revealed for the first time that Aiken had led the fan voting every week from the Wild Card week onward until the finale, when the possibly-random voting result gave Studdard the win.[5] Though officially Aiken was the show's "first runner-up," he has since gone on to be the second season's best-selling star. May 21 is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... So You Think You Can Dance judging panel, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Dan Karaty Nigel Lythgoe (born July 9, 1949 in the Wirral) is an English television and film director and producer. ...


The single "Bridge over Troubled Water / This Is the Night," released June 10, 2003, was RIAA certified platinum on July 15, 2003. Debuting at #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot 100 Single Sales Chart, it was the fastest-selling single since Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997" and the best-selling single of 2003. It was the first CD single to go platinum since 2002, when Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" sold a million copies after being released for over a year. The single also topped the charts in New Zealand where it was certified platinum, and went six times platinum in Canada. Track listing Bridge Over Troubled Water This Is The Night ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE [2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a multiple Grammy and Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Candle in the Wind 1997 is a specially released single from Elton John released as a tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966, in Jacksonville, Texas) is a country music artist who may best be known for her 2000 crossover hit, I Hope You Dance. // Her 1997 self-titled debut album brought her onto the country music scene as a herald of a more neotraditional country...


2003-2005: Measure of a Man

On October 14, 2003, Aiken released his first solo album, Measure of a Man, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and was, with 613,000 copies sold in its first week, the highest-selling debut for a solo artist in 10 years, and to date the highest debut of any Idol. The album received RIAA Double Platinum certification November 17, 2003 (a Double Platinum plaque was presented to Clay by Clive Davis on October 21, 2003, during Good Morning America) and has sold more than 2,750,000 units to date. The album spawned both the hit single "Invisible" and his first hit song, "This Is the Night" (both co-written by Chris Braide). Later that year, Aiken won the Fan's Choice Award at the American Music Awards ceremony, and his CD single "This Is the Night/Bridge Over Troubled Water" won the Billboard award for the Best-Selling Single of 2003. His first music video had debuted on MTV's TRL in November and it was this song, "Invisible", that he performed at the Billboard awards. For the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, see The Measure of a Man (TNG episode). ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is a Grammy Award winning record producer and a leading music industry executive. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcasted on the ABC television network. ... This Is The Night is a 2003 hit single by American Idol contestant Clay Aiken, produced by Steve Mac. ... Christopher Kenneth Braide (born 6th February 1973 in Warrington, Cheshire) is a singer, songwriter and record producer. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... Total Request Live (commonly known as TRL) is the flagship television series on MTV that features popular music videos. ...


Aiken appeared in numerous television specials during the winter of 2003, including Disney's Christmas Day Parade and the Nick At Nite Holiday Special, where he sang a duet with Bing Crosby via special effects. The song was "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth", which was originally sung by Crosby and David Bowie on a 1977 Christmas special. Nick at Nite is an evening programming block broadcast over Nickelodeon from 9 PM – 6 AM Eastern and Pacific Standard Time. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... The Little Drummer Boy is a Christmas song from 1958 (words and music by Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone). ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ...


From February to April 2004, Aiken embarked on the "Independent Tour" with Kelly Clarkson, winner of the first American Idol contest. He was also scheduled for only a few summer tour dates, but high demand ultimately led to the booking of fifty dates across the United States, culminating in what many fans called the "Not-a-Tour." Disney's Aladdin Special Edition 2-Disc DVD was the exclusive sponsor of Clay's Summer Concert Tour. Each concert previewed Aiken's rendition of "Proud of Your Boy", a song originally intended for the first release of the film but cut when the Aladdin storyline changed during production. A music video, featuring Aiken, is presented on the Aladdin Special Edition 2-Disc DVD. He also performed a duet on Kimberley Locke's debut album released in May 2004, titled "Without You". On July 4th, Aiken was one of the performers in the A Capitol Fourth concert in Washington, DC. Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and actress who has enjoyed success in the pop and rock music genres. ... This article is about the Disney film. ... Kimberley Dawn Locke (born January 3, 1978 in Hartsville, Tennessee) is an American adult contemporary pop/R&B singer and plus-size fashion model. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


In November 2004, Aiken launched his third tour of the year, which revolved around a Christmas theme. "The Joyful Noise Tour", sponsored by Ronald McDonald House Charities, featured a conductor and a 30-piece orchestra. In some cities, Aiken was supported by the local philharmonic or symphony, such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Local choirs from high schools and elementary schools participated at each concert. "The Joyful Noise Tour" was well attended, with sellouts or near-sellouts at every venue. Christmas is an annual holiday that marks the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. ... The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an American orchestra based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is an American orchestra based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


That same month, Aiken also released a holiday album entitled Merry Christmas With Love, which set a new record for fastest-selling holiday album in the Soundscan era (since 1991). The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 and tied Céline Dion's record for the highest debut by a holiday album in the history of Billboard magazine. "Merry Christmas With Love" sold over 1,000,000 copies retail in 6 weeks and was the best-selling holiday album of 2004, receiving RIAA Platinum certification on Jan. 6, 2005. At the same time Aiken made the New York Times Best Seller List, debuting at #2, with his "inspirational memoir" entitled Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life, written with Allison Glock, published by Random House. In December 2004, Aiken starred in his first TV special, titled A Clay Aiken Christmas, with special guests Barry Manilow, Yolanda Adams, and Megan Mullally. He was also Executive Producer for the Christmas special, which was released on DVD later that month. the Cover of Merry Christmas With Love Merry Christmas With Love is Clay Aikens christmas album released on November 16, 2004. ... Nielsen SoundScan is an information system created by Nielsen Media Research that tracks sales data for singles, albums, and music video products for Billboard and other music industry companies. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion (OC OQ) (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... The New York Times Best Seller List is a weekly chart in The New York Times newspaper that keeps track of the best-selling books of the week. ... Random House is a publishing division of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann based in New York City. ... Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus, June 17, 1943[1] in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer and songwriter best known for his recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy and Copacabana. His career achievements include selling more than 75 million records worldwide. ... Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1962 in Houston, Texas) is a American singer, with 3 Grammy Awards. ... Megan Mullally (born November 12, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is a three-time SAG and two-time Emmy Award-winning American actress, talk show host, singer and comedian, best known for her role as Karen Walker on Will & Grace. ...


In February 2005, Aiken played the role of Kenny, a cafeteria worker whose job was in jeopardy, on the sitcom Scrubs. In May, he helped Oprah Winfrey fulfill the "Wildest Dreams" of Nebraska twins with learning disabilities headed for college and appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil concerning bullying among teens. During the summer of 2005, Aiken, along with a seven-piece band and three back-up singers, toured part of North America with the "Jukebox Tour," performing songs of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, as well as a few favorites from Measure of a Man. He also performed a few new songs for the album that was in production. Scrubs is an American sitcom that premiered on October 2, 2001, on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence, who also co-created Spin City. ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... This article is about the TV series. ... For the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, see The Measure of a Man (TNG episode). ...


In September 2005, Aiken was a celebrity guest of designer Kenneth Cole during the Fashion Week shows in New York City. Cole provided a tuxedo and accessories for Aiken to wear during his appearance as a guest reporter for The Insider later that month at the 2005 Emmy Awards. The outfit was then donated, along with a number of other items worn by celebrities at the Emmys, to the Clothes Off Our Back charity auction, where the tuxedo, cufflinks, and shoes sold for a combined total of $27,250. The Emmy appearance with The Insider was followed by several more guest reporting stints on the show. Kenneth Cole (b. ... ... The Insider is an entertainment television news program covering events and celebrities which is an Entertainment Tonight spinoff debuting in September 2004. ... An Emmy Award. ...


In early November 2005, Aiken launched his second Christmas tour. The 2005 Joyful Noise tour featured a series of vignettes, written by Aiken, which told the story of an older woman who has lost the Christmas spirit and a young boy who helps her find it again. A cast of actors, dancers and back-up singers traveled with the tour, and members of local theater groups were added in each venue for smaller, non-speaking roles and crowd scenes. The tour opened in Vancouver, Canada, on November 2, and ended in Clearwater, Florida on December 30. Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in south-western British Columbia, Canada. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... Clearwater is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ...


2006-Present: A Thousand Different Ways

Aiken made a surprise appearance in the star-studded Season 5 finale of American Idol. Failed auditioner Michael Sandecki returned to the show to receive a "Golden Idol" award for Best Impersonator for his Clay Aiken-like appearance. During the middle of his victory serenade, Aiken walked out, debuting a new look with longer darker hair, joining him in "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me". The entrance brought the crowd to their feet, and Sandecki was left speechless.[6] So Beautiful, 2005 Darren Stanley Hayes (born 8 May 1972, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is a singer-songwriter. ...

Aiken at a 2006 Christmas tour appearance in Merrillville, IN
Aiken at a 2006 Christmas tour appearance in Merrillville, IN

Aiken's third album, A Thousand Different Ways, was released September 19, 2006.[7] He worked on the album under the guidance of Canadian producer and A&R executive Jaymes Foster.[8] The album contains ten cover songs, and four new songs, one which Aiken co-wrote.[9] Debuting at #2 on the Billboard chart, it made Aiken the 4th artist ever to have his first 3 albums debut in the Top 5 and scan over 200,000 in the first week.[10] Clive Davis is credited with the cover concept. Promotion for the album was focused on daytime and late night television appearances. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 204 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Judy Butler Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 204 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Judy Butler Source: http://www. ... A Thousand Different Ways is the third studio album by Clay Aiken. ... Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is a Grammy Award winning record producer and a leading music industry executive. ...


Aiken's fourth album, All is Well (an EP of four Christmas songs), was released exclusively to Walmart on November 28, 2006.[11] In December 2006, Aiken mounted his third Christmas tour, comprising performances in 18 Midwest and East Coast cities. The tour opened in Waukegan, Illinois on December 1 and ended in Greensboro, North Carolina on December 23. Aiken was supported by local orchestras, which also opened the concerts with a program of seasonal music. All Is Well, released November 28, 2006 is studio EP recorded by Clay Aiken exclusively for Walmart. ... EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


2007 started off for Aiken with a guest appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Valentine's Day special. The following week, on February 22, Aiken co-hosted The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. He was listed on Blender.com's list of hottest people in music. A 20 date tour is planned for the summer across the US. Aiken stated in a recent interview with People that he is looking at making a new album soon.[12] Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... Saint Valentines Day or Valentines Day is on February 14. ... The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet is a future morning news program. ...


Activism

Apart from his music career, Aiken has been dedicated to advocating for education and for children's causes. His interest in autism issues led him, along with Diane Bubel (whose son Michael is autistic and was tutored by Aiken), to found the Bubel/Aiken Foundation, which supports the integration of children with disabilities into the life environment of their non-disabled peers. The BAF runs summer camps which reflect this mission, and also presents Able to Serve awards to support the volunteer efforts of children with physical and mental disabilities. The BAF was presented with a $500,000 grant from the US government to develop a curriculum for inclusion to be used in schools across the country. In addition State Farm has granted $1.5 million dollars to the Bubel/Aiken Foundation to help develop a primary education curriculum focused on teaching social and life skills through service to children of all levels of ability.[13] Autism is classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Psychological Association as a developmental disability that results from a disorder of the human central nervous system. ... The Bubel/Aiken Foundation is a charitable organization, established in 2003 by Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel, to promote the inclusion of children with disabilities in activities with their non-disabled peers. ...


Aiken has donated his time and his voice to multiple benefit events and concerts, including the 2004 Rosalynn Carter Benefit, the America's Promise Benefit, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (where he sang a duet with Heather Headley). He was one of the celebrity readers for the "Arthur Celebrity Audiobook (Stories for Heroes Series)," which benefits the BAF and other charities, and served as spokesperson for the series. He was also a spokesperson for the 2004 Toys for Tots drive, and is an ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. In addition, Aiken donated his clothes from his American Idol March 11, 2003 "I Can't Help Myself" performance to the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.[14] Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter (born August 18, 1927) is the wife of former President Jimmy Carter and was First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. ... Heather Headley on the cover of her 2002 debut album This Is Who I Am Heather Headley (born October 5, 1974) is a Grammy nominated R&B singer from Trinidad and Tobago. ... An early official promotional photo from the Toys for Tots program Motorcyclists fill eastbound I-76 for the 2002 Toys for Tots parade to benefit patients at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia InPhonics CEO and CFO present the results of the companys Toys for Tots drive at InPhonic... Parker Anderson-Stanley, four, visits with Olympic gold-medalist Cassie Campbell at Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta in Calgary on Saturday, 2006-01-14. ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (71st in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2004, he was appointed a United States Fund for UNICEF National Ambassador, with a mission to help ensure that children everywhere are afforded a primary education.[15] Through his work with UNICEF, he participated in the NBC4 telethon, which raised over $10 million, and recorded public service announcements in support of South Asian tsunami relief. He later recorded a video, featuring the song "Give a Little Bit", to be used as a public service announcement (PSA) to raise money for tsunami victims. UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... WNBC, channel 4, is the flagship station of the NBC television network. ... A public service announcement (PSA) or community service announcement (CSA) is a non-commercial advertisement typically on radio or television, ostensibly broadcast for the public good. ... The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ... The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ...


Aiken was the 2005 spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF drive. In May 2006 he visited Middlesex Middle School in Darien, Connecticut, the number one school fundraiser in the country, accepting a check on behalf of UNICEF and to thank the students for their efforts.[16] Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1820 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - First selectman Evonne M. Klein Area  - City 60. ...


In March 2005, UNICEF sent Aiken to the tsunami-stricken Banda Aceh area to raise awareness of the need to restore education quickly to the children who survived this disaster, in order to provide stability in a time of great loss. In April 2005, on behalf of UNICEF, he appeared before the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs of the Committee on Appropriations.[17] In May 2005, UNICEF sent Aiken on another mission, to northern Uganda, to witness the plight of children called "night commuters", who flee the villages each night to sleep in streets and shelters in hopes of avoiding being kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army. UNICEF sent him to Kabul and Bamyan in Afghanistan in April 2007 where he was able to spend time with children in their classrooms. Children who, after being forbidden for so many years by the Taliban regime to attend school, are once again allowed to receive an education.[18] Location of Banda Aceh Banda Aceh is the provincial capital and largest city of Aceh, Indonesia, located on the island of Sumatra at , with an elevation of 21 m. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... The Committee on Appropriations, or Appropriations Committee (often referred to as simply Appropriations, as in Hes on Appropriations) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Combatants Uganda Peoples Defence Force Lords Resistance Army Commanders Yoweri Museveni Joseph Kony The Lords Resistance Army (LRA),[1] formed in 1987, is a paramilitary group operating mainly in northern Uganda and parts of Sudan. ... For other places with the same name, see Kabul (disambiguation). ... Bamiyan province is one of the thirty_four provinces of Afghanistan. ... For the position of women during the Talibans rule, see Taliban treatment of women. ...


In September 2006 Aiken was appointed to the Presidential Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.[19] The Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on matters relating to programs and services for persons with intellectual disabilities.[20] Appointees serve a two-year term, and Aiken was sworn in September 14, 2006 by HHS Assistant Secretary for Children and Families Wade F. Horn, Ph.D.[21] The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. ... Developmental disability is a term used to describe severe, life-long disabilities attributable to mental and/or physical impairments, manifested before the age of 22. ... Wade F. Horn is an American psychologist who received unanimous confirmation (under President George W. Bush) in 2001 as the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. ...


Philosophy

While Aiken has recorded no contemporary Christian songs since American Idol, his pre-Idol demo albums each included several CCM and gospel songs. He has also sung a few CCM songs at concerts, and his Christmas tours, featuring both secular and sacred songs, have become an annual tradition. In his book he described a journey away from his Southern Baptist roots in search of a religion with more liberal social policies, and his return to that church based on family and social ties. He described himself as a proud Southern Baptist, although remaining at odds with the church on some issues.[22] Aiken was featured in Christian Music Planet as an "American Idol Christian"[23] and in a cover story in January/February 2005.[24] A performance of the Commodores' "Jesus is Love" earned Aiken and Ruben Studdard a standing ovation at the American Music Awards in 2003, but as a recording artist he has chosen to stay within the pop genre. His public philosophy, geared towards inclusion and service to others, is expressed in primarily secular terms.[25][26] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States cooperative ministry agency serving missionary Baptist churches around the world. ... EMF Broadcasting operates K-LOVE and the Air 1 Radio Networks and are based in Rocklin, California! Vision To communicate the Gospel through mass media to lead as many people as possible toward salvation and spiritual growth. ... The Commodores were a highly successful funk/soul band of the 1970s and 1980s. ... Christopher Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978) is an American pop/R&B/gospel singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ...


Controversies and media focus

  • In a July 2003 article in Rolling Stone Aiken discussed accidentally running over his kitten, saying, "There's nothing worse to me than a house cat. When I was about sixteen, I had a kitten and ran over it. Seeing that cat die, I actually think that its spirit has haunted me. I wasn't afraid of cats before. But now they scare me to death." In November 2003 PETA, based on Aiken's comment, drafted an ad featuring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog promoting neutering—by way of saying that it “didn’t hurt Clay Aiken” to have his balls cut off.[27] Behind the scenes Aiken's attorneys stepped in and the ad campaign was never launched. "We're in a slight holding pattern. We're always flexible," PETA spokeswoman Ingrid Newkirk told the New York Daily News. "We got a lawyer calling and our lawyers said maybe we can work something out, make the ad evaporate, and put a leash on the insult dog."[28]
  • In July 2005, WRAL reported that after acquiring tax documents, critics mounted an internet campaign questioning how Aiken's foundation, the Bubel Aiken Foundation used its money. WRAL news investigated the claims and provided this statement: "WRAL asked an independent accountant to break down the numbers, who pointed out that program services totaled $920,000 -- around 85 cents on every dollar donated -- which is considered a solid percentage compared to other charities".[29]
  • On August 4, 2006 Jeannie Holleman filed a lawsuit in the Wake County Superior Court against Aiken, his mother and others for more than two million dollars alleging that Aiken, his mother and others defamed her and conspired to depress sales of her "vanity press" published, "unauthorized tribute to Clay Aiken and his passionate fans": "Out of the Blue – 'Clay' it Forward." In addition to seeking monetary damages, she is asking the court to order Aiken to retract his critical comments or to endorse Out of the Blue on his official Web site and write an introduction for the book and sell it at his concerts for at least five years.[30]
  • In a statement issued August 7, 2006 through his record company, RCA, Aiken said, "As a so-called 'celebrity', I have become used to scurrilous allegations and untruths being made about me and my work. I have always taken the path of not reacting to these matters and have accepted them as, somehow, coming with the 'job'. However, I cannot, and will not, stand by when these attacks are made on my family and my charity. So, I have instructed my attorneys to not only vigorously dispute the claims that have been made but to also pursue all possible remedies against those involved in the perpetration of these untruths."[31][30]
  • On November 17, 2006, Aiken was a stand-in guest host on Live with Regis and Kelly. During an interview Aiken covered Kelly Ripa's mouth with his hand.[32][33] There was considerable reaction after Kelly mentioned the incident on her show 4 days later.[34][35] Aiken made fun of the controversy on the 2006 American Music Awards a few days later with Tori Spelling.[36]

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Fans

Some of Aiken's fans have been referred to as "Claymates," a term that Aiken has trademarked.[37]


Canadian fans sometimes call themselves "Claynadians".[38]


Some portion of the group has been criticized at times as being obsessive, both in the media and by Aiken himself.[39] On the September 27, 2006 Jimmy Kimmel Live talk show, Jimmy Kimmel said to Aiken that his fans were "crazy". Aiken corrected him saying they were "enthusiastic". Later, during a November appearance on the The Megan Mullally Show, Aiken told Mullally his fans were wonderful. Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... James Christian Jimmy Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television comedy talk-show host, comedian, and producer. ... The Megan Mullally Show is a talk show expected to debut in syndication in Fall 2006. ...


Aiken was voted the Favorite Reality Star of 2003 by TV Guide readers, and “the most-loved reality star of all time” in a TV Guide poll conducted in the summer of 2005.[40] TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In February 2006, in a People magazine poll readers voted Aiken their "Favorite American Idol".[41]

Makeovers: Then and Now

"I looked like Opie," Aiken said to People magazine regarding his appearance at his American Idol audition in 2002.[42] After the Wild Card show he replaced his glasses with contact lenses and agreed to let the show's stylists change his hair style.[43] With longer, flat ironed, spiky hair and a penchant for wearing striped shirts Aiken had established a trademark look by the final American Idol season 2 show. He stayed with this look through the end of 2005. Opie Taylor was the name of the character played by Ronny Howard on The Andy Griffith Show, an American sitcom of the 1960s on the CBS television network. ... People is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human interest stories, published by Time Inc. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Audition can refer to: The sense of hearing The audio editing software Adobe Audition ... A bifocal corrective eyeglasses lens A corrective lens is a lens worn on or before the eye, used to treat myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. ...

Aiken at a 2006 Christmas tour appearance in Waukegan, IL
Aiken at a 2006 Christmas tour appearance in Waukegan, IL

On May 24, 2006, during the American Idol season 5 final show, with no introduction, Aiken appeared on stage with a completely new look.[44] The stripes and the spiky hairstyle had been replaced with a well-tailored designer suit and a different hair cut.[45] The unexpected change in his look shocked both his impersonator, Michael Sandecki, and the viewing audience. Aiken kept this look throughout his promotion appearances during 2006.[46] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 239 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Judy Butler Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 239 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Author: Judy Butler Source: http://www. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


By his 2006 Christmas tour he had once again changed his hair style, letting it grow quite long. Aiken changed his look again in March 2007 when he showed up for a WRAL-TV interview with shorter hair and a full beard.[47] Once again clean shaven, Aiken explained to Jimmy Kimmel in his May 10, 2007 appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show that he had grown the beard as a show of respect for the local customs, for his April 2007 trip with UNICEF to Afghanistan. Christmas is an annual holiday that marks the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. ... WRAL-TV is a broadcast television station based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... James Christian Jimmy Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television comedy talk-show host, comedian, and producer. ... Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ...


Tours

2003: The American Idols Live! Tour

  • 40-City U.S. Tour (July - August 2003)
  • Two-month arena tour starring American Idol 2 finalists.

2004: The Independent Tour, co-headlining with Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and actress who has enjoyed success in the pop and rock music genres. ...

  • 40-City U.S. Tour (February - April 2004)
  • Kelly and Clay opened and closed the concert on alternate dates. Each concert ended with a duet of Journey's "Open Arms".
  • The opening act was The Beu Sisters.

2004: The Not a Tour 2004 Summer Solo Tour The Beu Sisters on the cover of their debut album, Decisions: (from left to right) Christie, Danielle, Candice, and Jiliane Beu The Beu Sisters are a pop-rock girl group from Florida. ...

  • 50-City 2 hour U.S. Tour (July - September 2005)
  • The "2004 Summer Tour"'s official sponsor was Disney, marking their first sponsorship of a concert tour.
  • At each concert a video was shown that previewed Clay's performance of "Proud of Your Boy", which was included in Disney's DVD re-release of "Aladdin"; the video also featured the work of the DisneyHand and Bubel-Aiken Foundation charities.
  • Opening acts were Cherie for the first half of the tour and Ben Jelen for the second half.

2004: The Joyful Noise Tour Categories: Music stubs | French singers | Pop singers | Female singers ... Benjamin Ivan Jelen (born 8 July, 1979; Scotland, UK) is a singer/songwriter using the stage-name Ben Jelen. ...

  • 28-City Holiday concert 2 hour concert (November - December 2004)
  • Featured 30 piece orchestras as well as both adult and children's choirs invited from each host city
  • The Joyful Noise Tour's official sponsor was Ronald McDonald House Charities.

2005: The Jukebox Tour

  • 26-City tour of cities mostly in the eastern U.S. and Toronto (July - September 2005)
  • 2 1/2 hour show including music from each decade from the 50's to the 2000s, including some current and future releases planned by Aiken.
  • Over 70 songs were included in this concert, some incorporated as medleys from each decade.
  • There was no opening act; however, each of the 3 backup singers contributed a solo and some spotlight segments to the concert.

2005: The Joyful Noise 2005 Tour

  • 36-City, 40-Concert U.S. and Canada tour (November - December 2005)
  • The concert featured a traveling cast of actors, singers, and dancers, as well as a supporting cast recruited from each host city, to provide the theatrical component that threaded together the musical performances.
  • The opening act and contributing musician was pop-classical pianist William Joseph.

2006: Holiday Tour William Joseph is a Phoenix, Arizona native and recording artist. ...

  • 18-city tour of cities mostly in the eastern U.S. (December 2006)
  • Performed with local orchestras, which also opened the concerts with a program of seasonal music.

Awards and nominations

Professional

American Music Awards The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...

  • 2003: Won - Fan's Choice Award
  • 2003: Nominated - Favorite Male Artist - Pop or Rock

Billboard Awards Aiken performed his single "Invisible" live at the 2003 Billboard awards, at which he won for the Best Selling single of 2003. The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...

New Music Weekly Awards Track listing Bridge Over Troubled Water This Is The Night ... the Cover of Merry Christmas With Love Merry Christmas With Love is Clay Aikens christmas album released on November 16, 2004. ... the Cover of Merry Christmas With Love Merry Christmas With Love is Clay Aikens christmas album released on November 16, 2004. ...

  • 2004: Won - Top 40 Male Artist of the Year

American Christian Music Awards

the Cover of Merry Christmas With Love Merry Christmas With Love is Clay Aikens christmas album released on November 16, 2004. ...

Achievement

  • 2005 Robert M. Barg Memorial Achievement Award[48]
  • 2006 UNC Charlotte Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumnus Award[49]
  • 2007 NCLD Children's Advocacy Award [50]

Discography

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See also

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